Carson Shearon
Principal and Director of International Healthcare ,Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman

Founded in 1981 in New York City, Perkins Eastman is a global architecture firm that has grown to include 1,000 employees working out of a combined 17 interdisciplinary offices around the world. From education and healthcare to mixed-use and transit-oriented developments, we design for a sustainable and resilient future, and to enhance the human experience through the built environment.

Our practice is founded on the idea that design can have a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. This is achieved through research and innovation, always questioning the status quo, and a tireless effort to understand our clients’ missions and operations. By focusing on the user experience and drawing on the firm’s vast roster of design and thought leaders the world over, we are uniquely equipped to tackle the most complex of design challenges, no matter how large or small.

With thirteen offices throughout North America and four located in East and Central Asia, MENA, and South America, our global presence enables us to bring all manner of expertise to the fore when it comes to thoughtful design. Our portfolio comprises work in a wide range of specialized project types: Civic & Cultural, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, Large Scale Mixed-Use, Office & Retail, Planning & Urban Design, Primary & Secondary Education, Residential, Science & Technology, Senior Living, Sports & Exhibition, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Workplace.

The firm’s professional roster is composed of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, construction specification writers, construction administrators, economists, environmental analysts, resiliency experts, traffic and transportation engineers, and several other professional disciplines.

Looking beyond any single practice area, discipline or building type, at the firm’s core is a philosophy of convergence, whereby a diversity of practices, disciplines, and perspectives come together to yield practical and holistic solutions.